Chance for Change's passionate and talented team of volunteers provide Answering TTP Foundation the chance to change the prognosis for all TTP patients. Our volunteer team is comprised of dedicated TTP patients and supporters, all personally motivated to helping to answer TTP. We thank you for supporting our efforts.
Melanie Doornbos. Melanie has been surrounded by the Unilock family all her life. Having known Sydney since they were both “knee high to a grasshopper”, Melanie is happy to be involved. When not volunteering for Answering TTP and the Chance for Change fundraising committee, Melanie can be found playing Lego or princess tea party with her son and daughter, planning ANOTHER trip to Walt Disney World, or running here and there to extracurricular activities with the kids.
Kelly Hagen. Kelly is the Manager of Solutions at BDO Canada, specializing in the not-for-profit sector. Kelly has been involved in charity work for years, lending her project management skills to school boards and athletic committees while her son and daughter were making their way through the Catholic school system. Kelly enjoys a lead role on the Chance for Change committee and very much enjoys the camaraderie of the team while working towards a commonmar goal to Answer TTP. When Kelly’s not tied to her computer, or managing projects and teams with critical deadlines, she’s walking her pups, kayaking, snapping photos of scenery and just enjoying the great outdoors.
Sydney Bryant Kodatsky. Sydney was originally diagnosed with TTP in September 2008. Since that time she has persevered through six relapses and garnered support for this orphaned condition along the way. She is a senior manager for the Unilock Group of Companies and works out of the corporate office in Toronto. Sydney graduated from Queen’s University Engineering in 2003, and in 2008 she successfully completed her MBA from the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. Sydney received a Volunteer award from Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto for her outstanding dedication and service. As the Executive Director for Answering TTP Foundation, Sydney enjoys working closely with the Chance for Change volunteers to raise funds to enable the board to carry out research initiatives.
Kate Powadiuk. Kate is a program evaluator who works with organizations to help improve their social and health programs. She has a reputation for being an ‘extreme crafter’ who is willing to try any craft at least once…even if it doesn’t quite turn out! Something that did turn out for Kate was meeting Sydney Bryant back in senior kindergarten. Kate continues to create happy memories with Syd and can’t wait for the next Chance for Change event.
Emily Powadiuk. Emily is an economist working within the Ontario Ministry of Finance. She first became involved with the Chance for Change Committee as a longtime friend of Sydney’s and is thrilled to continue to lend her efforts towards this important cause. Emily is also a prolific baker, baseball enthusiast and lover of dogs.
Tammy Robertson, Chair Tammy is a project manager at Unilock and has turned her attention to Chance for Change after completing a lengthy run of system implementations in the U.S. Diving back into life in Liberty Village with her new pup Tucker, she’s assuming many of Sydney’s organizational and leadership responsibilities relating to the Chance for Change fundraising event to give Sydney the opportunity to continue to expand the Answering TTP Foundation. Outside of work and TTP, Tammy can be found enjoying life in the Muskoka’s reading and frequenting the dog parks with Tucker.
Jessica Roy. Jessica is a business analyst working with the I.T. team at Unilock. Jessica has previously volunteered as Treasurer of the KW Rowing Club, and looks forward to continuing her volunteer work in an effort to find a cure for this very rare blood disorder. When not chasing after her two young boys, Jessica enjoys a good run (which is actually good prep for the later).
Colleen McGuckin. Colleen is a student at Georgetown District High School. She is excited about the upcoming season of fundraising with the Chance for Change committee which includes her brother (Stuart) and her mom (Maria). When Colleen isn't making poster boards or creating baskets for the event, she enjoys spending time with friends and singing and dancing in school performances.
Stuart McGuckin. Stuart is a student at Centennial Public School in Georgetown. Stuart is a valued volunteer for Chance for Change. He has helped with basket making, coat-check at the event, and has participated in the Walk to Answer TTP Together in Georgetown. When he's not volunteering or doing homework, he can be found riding his BMX in his friends' backyard, improving his black-belt skills at the dojo, snowboarding or playing hockey. In the summer he's on the lake participating in every kind of water sport you can imagine.
Jeannie Slade. Jeannie is the Director of Consumer Strategy at Unilock. Jeannie has been active with the Foundation since its start, as she is the sister of the Foundation's founder and is passionate about an answer for TTP being found. Jeannie has an outgoing personality and enjoys getting out and connecting with others. She also loves coming up with new and innovative event ideas for the Answering TTP Foundation. In her spare time Jeannie can be found at her cottage relaxing with her family and friends.
Bios for the following committee members to follow shortly...
Andrew Bryant, Maria Connell, Alec Kodatsky, Maureen McIntyre, Chris Bryant, Taryn Byrne, Marie Dimech.